Book Box Design and Quotes

Today you will decorate your book box.  Please decorate your box with a wonderful mix of the following items.  Remember to draw and design with pencil first, then color in with markers or colored pencils.

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

Maya Angelou

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

- Margaret Fuller

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.” Aldous Huxley

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” - Mary Schmich

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

 Charles William Elliot

"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."

 Anna Quindlen (How Reading Changed My Life)

"Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."

 Arnold Lobel

"Books are a uniquely portable magic."

 Stephen King

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

 Joseph Addison

"When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does."

 Nora Ephron (You've Got Mail)

"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own."

 John Berger (Keeping a Rendezvous)

"I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most."

 Margaret Atwood

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world."

 Napoleon Bonaparte

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one."

 George R.R. Martin (A Dance with Dragons)

"I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on."

 Kurt Vonnegut (Timequake)

"In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own."

 Anna Quindlen (How Reading Changed My Life)

"Reading... a vacation for the mind...."

 Dave Barry

"I am a part of everything that I have read."

 Theodore Roose

"I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books."

 Gary Paulsen (Shelf Life: Stories by the Book)

"Books, I found, had the power to make time

stand still, retreat or fly into the future."

 Jim Bishop

"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."

 Edmund Burke

"A good book is an event in my life."

 Stendhal (The Red and the Black)

"You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book."

 Sherry K. Plummer

"I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot."

 Bill Gates

"Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today."

 Holbrook Jackson

"In reading we must become creators."

 Madeleine L'Engle

"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."

 Mortimer J. Adler

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."

 Hazel Rochman

"Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes"

 Daniel Pennac

Note:  If you haven’t found a quote you like, use student-friendly search engines to search for “reading quotes” and find one that inspires you.